John William Southwell

22 February 1833–23 January 1913 (Age 79)
Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Southwell was born on 22 February 1833, in Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Southwell, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Wade, was 29. He married Rachel Heath on 5 March 1859, in Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 23 January 1913, in Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John William Southwell
Rachel Heath
Marriage: 5 March 1859
John William Southwell Jr
Elisabeth Ann Southwell
Susan Naomi Southwell
Matthew George Southwell
Sarah Ann Southwell
Rebecca Southwell
Levi Southwell
Rose Ellen Southwell
Ezra Southwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1859Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English:from Middle English south ‘south’ + wel(le) ‘well, pool, spring’ (Old English sūth + wella). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived ‘by the south well’ or ‘south of the well’, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Southwell (Nottinghamshire) or Southwell on the Isle of Portland (Dorset).in Yorkshire and Lancashire, often a hypercorrect form of Soothill, a habitational name from Soothill in Dewsbury (Yorkshire), from Old English sōt ‘soot’ + hyll ‘hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Autobiography of John W. Southwell

    Autobiography of John William Southwell . . . In the spring of 1855, the annual call was made for a number of the oldest members of the church to emigrate to the land of Zion. The call was responded t …

    Sources (32)

    • J W Southwell in entry for Elizabeth Ann Barlow, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • John Southwell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Southwell in entry for Levi Southwell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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